Progressive health and beauty

JellieCountrySeveral months ago, I posted – no, gushed – about Tokyo Love Soaps. A very effective brand, but very expensive (I used it for medical reasons at that time). You see, I’m a wash-and-wear kind of girl, so I do my best to start with the right soap. And when I find a soap that my skin likes, I stick with it. So when a good friend, Ms. Leila Rispens-Noel, posted on Facebook about a group of women in Bansalan, Davao del Sur who are making all-natural soap from goat’s milk, I was very curious to try it out.

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Before we sleep tonight, just something to ponder on…

PSEi closed really low again. A downward trend, after the highs and upward trends in the past 5 years until earlier this year. I don’t know anything about stock market “stuff”, but I do know that somehow, plenty of ordinary, hardworking Filipinos’ lives will be affected by it. The experts say the reason for the slump is the failed EU stimulus package.

However, here’s what I think: many foreign businessmen who are in control of those stocks, and are invested in businesses in my country, are watching whatever comes out of our public and social media outlets. They might be worried that change is coming in May 2016, and some might opt out before that happens. To them I plead: please don’t worry. My countrymen need your legitimate business to feed their families. Give us a chance to show you that you made the right choice in investing in my country, in the Filipino people.

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Best gifts at the best prices (Bodega sale)

Disclaimer: I’m not being paid by Kid’s Company or Richwell to post this, I just want to share wonderful news for parents who are thinking of buying gifts for their kids, especially this Christmas.

If you’re looking for branded, original and excellent quality toys at affordable prizes, head on over to Richprime Global Inc. in Quezon City this weekend!

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We got our little princess’ first Barbie from them, and Tobots for the boys. You can also shop ONLINE and get 15% off with their online voucher, or check out their BODEGA SALE page now at http://www.richprime.net/bodega-sale/

Hope you enjoy as much as we did!:-)

Mabuhay!

My precious princess

My date last Sunday #girlsdayout

It’s been months, people! I gave birth normally to a healthy baby boy last September, thanks be to God! And thank you too, to those who prayed for me. Taking care of a toddler and a newborn is a new experience for me. Before I gave birth, I thought I’d give myself a month to recover and get back to work. I was so wrong. Many days I still feel like a train wreck. And those are days when I’m really, REALLY grateful for my husband, who has been so amazingly supportive and strong for me, keeping our family (and my sanity) intact. Last Sunday he and the boys stayed home while their ladies went out to the mall (I love you, Song!).

Anyway, I posted this under “Freebies” because, well, I do have some free stuff to share, that I hope you will check out.

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Congratulations to our July 2015 Winner!

Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 2.07.12 AMMANY, MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL who participated in my FIRST-EVER raffle contest at www.bituina.com. I am so excited to send the prize (see the photo on the left) to the raffle winner, and to announce this on my birthday, too! This is my way of saying THANK YOU to the growing number of people (909 and counting as of today!) who follow my blog, and most of all, my gratitude to YHVH, our Creator Who blessed me with life, and by His grace and love makes me desire to be a blessing to others as well. Continue reading

What did I learn from SONA2015?

SONA-2015-govphLet me get this off my chest first: I didn’t like H.E. President Noynoy Aquino’s intro of “blaming the past admin.” Which set the mood for trying to get all the credit for projects that, upon closer look, past administrations actually began. Seriously, someone should change his script to something more unifying, and forward-looking. Continue reading

Get a chance to win this month’s free item

When it comes to beauty products, I don’t normally use them. I am a “wash and go” kind of girl. But when I do need to put some makeup on, my kit consists of Nivea lip balm, Lipstick by Fanny Serrano, liquid foundation, some baby powder, and eyeliner pencil. I don’t know how to use blush or eyeshadow, so I never dared to buy those. I admire my friends who are able to use makeup well, and some of them have even elevated it to an art form. I know I should probably try to learn about it too… but my husband tells me he loves me sans makeup (maybe because I don’t know how to put it on, haha!), and appreciates how I can be ready to go out with him in a jiffy. Continue reading